Clara and the Bookwagon: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

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Papa will not allow Clara to learn to read—he says that ‘Farm people like us do not have time to read." But when the traveling bookwagon, with persuasive Miss Mary at the reins, arrives at their farm, Papa realizes he must change his mind. Based on the true story of America’s first ‘bookmobile.’

Clara's dream of enriching her rough life on the family farm is fulfilled when a horse-drawn book wagon visits with the country's first ...

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Overview

Papa will not allow Clara to learn to read—he says that ‘Farm people like us do not have time to read." But when the traveling bookwagon, with persuasive Miss Mary at the reins, arrives at their farm, Papa realizes he must change his mind. Based on the true story of America’s first ‘bookmobile.’

Clara's dream of enriching her rough life on the family farm is fulfilled when a horse-drawn book wagon visits with the country's first traveling library.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Clara yearns for books to enrich her rough life on a Maryland farm, but Papa says, "Books are for rich people." When two horses drawing the nation's first traveling book wagon clip-clop up the country road, it seems Clara's dreams may come true. Based on a true account and filled with historic detail circa 1905. 1991 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064441346
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 97
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 190,738
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Smiler Levinson has written many popular books for young readers, including Magellan and the First Voyange Around the World and the I Can Read Books Clara and the Bookwagon, illustrated by Carolyn Croll, and Snowshoe Thompson, illustrated by Joan Sandin. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Carolyn Croll is the distinguished illustrator of many books for children, including the I Can Read Books The Big balloon race by Eleanor Coerr and Clara and the Bookwagon by Nancy Smiler Levinson. She lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    a charming story

    This is "An I Can Read Book" for level 3 that is classed as "historical fiction" but is based on the true account of the nation's first traveling bookwagon which was designed in 1905 by Mary L. Titcomb who was the head of the Hagerstown, MD, Public Library. It is a charming story about Clara who wants to learn to read but is told by her Pa that there is too much work to do on the farm. However, her dream is fulfilled when a horse-drawn bookwagon visits the farm.

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